WANTED: Right-handed hitter capable of playing right field, but more importantly DHing 60% (or more) of the time. Pay ranges from 400k-1 mil.
Your applicants vitals (defense numbers are from Justin)
Player 1: 27 years old, .841 OPS versus LHP, worth 1.1 runs in right field last season.
Player 2: Soon to be 28 years old, .879 OPS versus LHP, worth -4.3 runs in right field last season.
Player 3: Soon to be 31 years old, .900 OPS versus LHP, worth -1.4 runs in right field last season.
You decide to do some quick wOBA (against lefties) work and find the following:
Player 1: .362 wOBA versus lefties
Player 2: .377 wOBA versus lefties
Player 3: .385 wOBA versus lefties.
RHB League Average: .340 wOBA versus lefties
All together now, defensive + offensive values (which are figured by the following formula: Player wOBA - League wOBA/1.15, then multiplied by the number of PAs you want, we'll say 450.)
Player 1: 1.1 + 8.33 = 9.43 runs
Player 2: -4.3 + 14.68 = 10.38 runs
Player 3: -1.4 + 17.44 = 16.04 runs
You compare these numbers to their probable salary demands based on 2008:
Player 1: likely 1 mil+
Player 2: likely 1.2 mil+
Player 3: 800k at most
Now character perks:
Player 1: Encouraging
Player 2: Loyal
Player 3: Has big feet
Who do you hire?